If you have a TD Ameritrade account (note: a TD Ameritrade account obtained prior to the merger with Charles Schwab and which has not been migrated to a new Schwab account) you can use US market streaming quotes and option chains from TD Ameritrade:
The Options Strategy Evaluation Tool will retrieve live US equity and index Options Chain snapshots from TD Ameritrade for advanced analysis of options strategies, including strategy comparisons, probability of profit analysis, ROI, position hedging, early exercise analysis and much more.
Volatility Calculator will use TD
Ameritrade option chains for monthly
volatility smile/skew analysis, implied volatility surface analysis including 3D
volatility surface graphing, valuation analysis and hedging optimization.
The Hoadley Finance Add-in for Excel contains a function to connect your own spreadsheets directly to the TD Ameritrade streamer.
The quotes are fully streaming -- no refresh required -- and the quote functions can be used in your spreadsheets in exactly the same way as you would use any of the normal Excel functions (SUM, AVERAGE, NPV...).
Unlike most common streaming quote solutions, the Hoadley Finance Add-in for Excel does not use Microsoft's obsolete DDE technology for bringing quotes into spreadsheets. Instead it uses the newer RTD (Real-Time Data) technology developed by Microsoft to replace DDE.
RTD is much more robust and flexible than DDE. For instance, with DDE you need to "hard-code" symbols and field names in your spreadsheet formulas. The Hoadley Finance Add-in for Excel on the other hand does not require the "hard coding" of symbols and field names in formulas. It therefore provides much more power, flexibility and ease of use compared with conventional DDE solutions.
A function Wizard in the Finance Add-in for Excel guides you through the simple process of inserting streaming quotes into your own spreadsheet cells. No programming is required and the add-in includes sample worksheets containing examples using TD Ameritrade data.
The add-in also includes a component, for use in a VBA module, for bringing live option chain snapshots into your own spreadsheets for analysis.
This combination of the
Finance Add-in for Excel plus live data from TD Ameritrade provides a powerful
analysis platform for traders. You can use the power of Excel with the
Hoadley Finance Add-in to look behind market data to gain a much deeper
understanding of option pricing, volatility, probabilities, and hedging.
Microsoft Excel (32-bit or 64-bit editions) running under Microsoft Windows.
For details, see Finance Add-in for Excel
Options Strategy Analysis Tools - overview of tools.
Options Strategy Analysis Tools - home page.
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